Greg Downing, D.O., Ph.D.

Subject Matter Expert

Senior Scholar-In-Residence, Academy Health


Gettysburg, Pennsylvania




Greg Downing, D.O., Ph.D., brings over 26 years of executive leadership in multiple federal government agencies to the OPEN MINDS team.

Dr. Downing’s work is focused on the applications of data in care delivery transformation initiatives. He assists organizations in designing programs, strengthening infrastructure, and enhancing leadership capabilities that are aimed collectively at raising their innovation capacity. This work has included digital care companies with their CPT code development.

Since 2017, Dr. Downing has served as a Senior Scholar-In-Residence at Academy Health, a non-profit organization focused on health systems research and evidence-based practice, where he is focused on developing strategies for the adaption of data and technology to facilitate health care decision making.

Dr. Downing is also an Adjunct Professor of Practice at Georgetown University, where he leads the innovation in the health care management track. His team’s specialty practices include leading innovative data applications and user-centered design approaches to care delivery settings that address multiple dimensions of health systems, provider practices, and patient health care experiences.

With extensive experience in the uses of health information technology platforms, including those supporting predictive sciences, Dr. Downing is developing clinical use applications of machine learning approaches with academic and commercial interests to facilitate clinical evidence evaluation.

Dr. Downing’s current research interests are in metrics and outcomes-based approaches to health care transformation, including special interests in behavioral entrepreneurship, and social impact innovation practices. He is the author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, and multiple books and monographs on biomedical and health care research practices.

Dr. Downing also maintains an active medical practice in newborn pediatrics and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He earned his medical degree from Michigan State University, completed his pediatric residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and was a neonatology fellow at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. He holds a B.S. degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University and a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Kansas.


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